The High Court (HC) in its verdict has declared 'Joy Bangla' as the national slogan of Bangladesh.
A bench of Chief Justice F R M Nazmul Ahsan and Justice K M Kamrul Quader passed the order today (Tuesday).The lawyers later informed that the high officials of the state have come under the obligation of pronouncing the slogan during starting and after the completion of any state function after this verdict.
A writ petition was filed on December 4, 2017 by Supreme Court lawyer Bashir Ahmed saying "Joy Bangla" was the slogan of freedom fighters as well as all people of Bangladesh during the Liberation War in 1971.
Upon the writ a rule was issued by the bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah asking the government that why the slogan would not be declared as the national one.
The respondents to the rule were secretaries to the cabinet division, Law Ministry and Education Ministry.